Funding for projects in rural areas

Posted: Thu, 06 May 2021 09:53

Funding for projects in rural areas

Calor has reopened their Rural Community Fund. The fund is only open to projects which are in 'off-grid locations'. 'Off-grid locations' means any location that is not connected to a mains or natural gas grid and uses an alternative energy source including, but not limited to, liquefied petroleum gas ("LPG"), oil, electric, bio-mass or solid fuel.This year, projects have the opportunity to use the crowdfunding platform to raise awareness for their initiative, giving them the chance to raise money for their project through the crowd. Calor want to encourage communities to come together and support each other's ideas – the more ambitious the better!From the £85,000 funding pot Calor are giving away there will be three levels of funding available, depending on the size of the project. They'll be giving out 11 x £5,000 grants, 6 x £2,500 grants and 5 x £1,000 grants to the winning rural projects. Finalists who aren't one of this year's winners will also receive £500 towards their initiative.

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